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  1. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Despite having 'ask where to save files' on:

    ...Chrome NEVER does. It didn't on my previous phone either.

    Since turning it on doesn't work...how can I have it prompt like it's supposed to? :thinking:

    Motorola One Hyper, Android 10, not rooted, current version of Chrome.

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  2. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Have you tried deleting the download location information?

    I am just guessing here, because I would rather step in vomit than use Chrome, but I am just wondering if it might work if you don't have anyplace specified.
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  3. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Did you insert a microSD card in the slot?
    Since I got 128GB on board memory I haven't. Just a guess ;)
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  4. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Can't. :eek: It's hardcoded in there.
    Heh heh heh! I know your feelings about Chrome. :D

    I didn't use it for years, then just at some point, with a new phone, I did...and now I like some of its features, and even though I have DuckDuckGo installed, I almost never use it. On my computers, though, it's still SeaMonkey all the way.
  5. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Nope. With 100+ GB of free space [and I never used more than 50% of my previous phone's 64GB], adding a card will never happen.
  6. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Have you check the permissions for the app?

    Storage comes to mind.

    And as for the download location not being able to be set, I suppose that you have tried tapping on it.

    Some of my apps even resond to a tap on the specific part of the download path that I touch.

    Perhaps even adding a folder inside your Downloads folder would allow the option to be accessible.

    And even though you seem to be against having an SD card inserted for some reason, I bet that if there was one in there then it would become an option- and possibly not only between 'Downloads' and the card.

    It seems that sometimes you have to do something that winds up unlocking a seemingly unrelated feature somewhere else.
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  7. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Like I said, it's hardcoded in there--which I discovered by tapping on it. :)

    With 128GB and, as noted, the fact that I never used more than 50% of the previous phone's 64GB, why on earth would I add a card? :thinking: I have nothing against extra cards...I just simply will never need one for this phone.

    I may experiment with adding a downloads subdirectory to see if that has any effect.
  8. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    I mentioned the card, because without a card the device only has one option of memory- perhaps if you give it another it will open more options.

    Second, isn't it just like Google to have a selection there to tease you that does nothing but annoy?

    I can't see how anyone could use Chrome.


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